Columbian Newspaper

As doctors flee state, Idaho bill expands exceptions for abortion
Author: Ryan Suppe, Idaho Statesman (TNS)

BOISE, Idaho — In an effort to address complaints about an exodus of Idaho physicians, who fear felony charges for providing pregnancy care, an Idaho bill would add exceptions to the state’s abortion ban. But pregnancies that cause health risks isn’t one of them.


Ore. woman recounts epic bike ride
Author: Mark Morical, The Bulletin (Bend, Ore.) (TNS)

BEND, Ore. — In the last seven years, Bend’s Kristen and Ville Jokinen have biked from Alaska to Argentina, from Finland to Croatia, through Spain and, most recently, across both islands of New Zealand.


Clark County Sheriff, county councilor lead town hall
Author: Shari Phiel

A crowd of about 75 people filled the Gathering Place church Thursday night for an unprecedented town hall meeting hosted by District 2 County Councilor Michelle Belkot and Clark County Sheriff John Horch.


179th Street project is in House budget
Author: William Seekamp

Funding for the long-awaited 179th Street interchange on Interstate 5 may not be in the proposed state Senate transportation budget for 2023-25, but it is in the House of Representatives’ version, contrary to previous reports.


Washington State News

Subliners, Legion, Thieves open with wins at CDL Major IV qualifying
The New York Subliners were comeback winners while the Vegas Legion and Los Angeles Thieves also grabbed victories to kick off qualifying for the Call of Duty League's Major IV on Friday. The Subliners rallied from a map behind to defeat the Atlanta FaZe 3-2, while the Legion defeated the Boston Breach 3-1 and the Thieves swept the London Royal Ravens 3-0 in the event's first day. None of Friday's three winners finished
Jordan Morris leads Sounders vs. goal-challenged Galaxy
With just two goals scored in their first four matches, the LA Galaxy are atypically near the bottom of the Western Conference standings -- 12th place out of 14 teams -- heading into a home match Saturday afternoon against the Seattle Sounders. Sounders forward Jordan Morris, meantime, scored four times last week alone and leads MLS with seven goals on the young season. Still, the Galaxy (0-1-3, 3 points) have lost just
Oilers in playoff mode while Ducks finish out season
The Edmonton Oilers are showing they can win in a variety of ways, a recent trait that should provide them a boost heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Oilers will carry a nine-game point streak into their matchup against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. The Oilers (44-23-9, 97 points) beat the visiting Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Thursday night to overtake them for second place in the Pacific Division and pull w
Kings, Kraken look to move closer to securing playoff spot
After winning the opener of a three-game homestand, the Seattle Kraken will continue their pursuit of a wild-card spot Saturday night against the Los Angeles Kings. The Kraken (41-25-8, 90 points) defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Thursday to solidify their hold on the first wild-card spot in theWestern Conference. It was the start of a stretch of five of six games at home for Seattle. "This group inside of this room h
St. Louis City look to extend winning streak, host Loons
St. Louis City SC will attempt to extend their historic start Saturday night when they host the Minnesota United. Last Saturday, St. Louis (5-0-0, 15 points) scored all its goals after halftime in a 4-0 win at Real Salt Lake to set an MLS record for most wins to start an expansion season. The 2009 Seattle Sounders won their first four MLS games. Joao Klauss scored his team-leading fourth and fifth goals to move up to se

Metro News

12 grants worth $20 million awarded across the region
By Samantha Bakall

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The grants focused on supporting projects in racially diverse neighborhoods